Curettage and Hyfrecation

In 2007, two dermatologists from the United Kingdom describe the treatment of facial fibrofolliculomas with a relatively simple Curettage and Hyfrecation procedure (Farrant and Emerson, 2007). The skin lesions were removed with a curette (a sharp surgical instrument that is spoon shaped) and then the area was treated with a hyfrecator. In this case, lesions were removed from the patient’s cheeks and nose.  

Unlike some other reports of ‘successful’ treatment for BHD skin lesions, these dermatologists report a 3 year follow-up period for this patient, during which the lesions on the cheeks did not grow back, and the recurrence on the nose was insignificant. Before and after photos of the person in question do show a reduction in the visible skin condition.